Browsing with the World Record Holder

by Louellen Coker on July 4, 2008

I discovered an interesting tidbit of information on the Lifehacker blog this week.

Mozilla officially announced today [July 2, 2008] that Firefox 3 set the Guinness World Record for most software downloads in 24 hours, totaling at an impressive 8,002,530 downloads.

As Firefox is my browser of choice, I had to check it out! I downloaded it immediately and have been enjoying using it. The look and feel is cleaner and, while I haven’t had the chance to use all the top new features in the last 30 minutes, I have little doubt that I’ll enjoy them.

Top Features in Firefox 3

Here are the things the Firefox developers are most excited about.

  • Password Manager: Remember site passwords without ever seeing a pop-up.
  • One-Click Bookmarking: Bookmark, search and organize Web sites quickly and easily.
  • Improved Performance: View Web pages faster, using less of your computer’s memory.
  • Smart Location Bar: Find the sites you love in seconds—enter a term for instant matches that make sense.
  • Instant Web Site ID: Avoid online scams, unsafe transactions and forgeries with simple site identity.
  • Full Zoom: See any part of a Web page, up close and readable, in seconds.
  • Platform-Native Look & Feel: Browse with a Firefox that’s integrated into your computer’s operating system.

You can learn more and download the newest version at the Firefox website.

Happy browsing!

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